Tuesday Nov 07, 2023

SRS PODCAST (#18): Unpacking the Sleep Journal with the Editor-in-Chief (W/ Dr. Allan Pack)

Episode Summary:


In this month’s episode Jesse Cook (Host) sits down with Dr. Allan Pack, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., FRCP, current Editor-in-Chief of the Sleep journal, to discuss many topics related to the journal broadly. including elements like its history, scope, mission, recent changes, and future intentions. Additionally, we cover topics related to the editorial ecosystem, the post-submission process from the journal’s perspective, and current challenges with the peer review process, among other things.






(00:49) – Orientation to Topic of Focus for This Episode’s Interview

(01:36) – Brief Biography on Dr. Allan Pack

(02:47) – Beginning of Guest Interview with Dr. Allan Pack

(03:56) – Dr. Allan Pack’s Journey into Sleep and Circadian Research

(17:45) – Keyword Association!

(19:59) – Unpacking the Sleep Journal: Transition

(20:29) – Unpacking the Sleep Journal: Journal History and Evolution

(27:52) – Unpacking the Sleep Journal: Changes Under Dr. Pack & Progressing the Impact Factor

(36:25) – Unpacking the Sleep Journal: Editorial Ecosystem and Challenge of Finding Peer Reviewers

(45:25) – Unpacking the Sleep Journal: Discussing the Peer Review “Crisis”

(53:49) – Unpacking the Sleep Journal: Getting the Trainees Involved

(56:46) – Unpacking the Sleep Journal: Improving the Quality of the Submissions in Sleep

(01:09:58) - Thank you, Acknowledgments, and Outro


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